In advance of meeting with local Winnipeg media in Chicago Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff touched base with Jets TV to talk Expansion Draft, Chris Thorburn and the Entry Draft.
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Media Scrum at Jets hotel:
GM Kevin Cheveldayoff: Going through the Expansion Draft process. How does he think he and the management group handled the Expansion Draft? Was there some incentive to Enstrom? Once Enstrom agreed did he turn his attention immediately to a deal with Vegas? Did he feel like it wasn’t going to be too painful a process once he made decision to pay the price? When Enstrom waived was there any protection for him? On the deal with Vegas. On the price they paid to Vegas. On when the deal with Vegas went down? Given the nature of the draft does he have hope that they can get a similar player at 24 that they would have at 13? Being able to find a good player at 24. On how the process went yesterday. On his search for a Jets goalie. Now that the Expansion Draft has passed can he be more aggressive in his search for a goalie? Can he be active between today and tomorrow? On GMs being “held hostage” during the Expansion process. On the player awards and Laine being up for the Calder. On considering an extension with Enstrom.
Audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.